Residential Solar Energy Systems

SolSmart-Logo_Bronzeawardsbadge-inspectionLake County recently earned the highly coveted SolSmart Bronze Designation, with a special recognition given in the Inspections Category, furthering Lake County’s commitment to solar power growth in the community! Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, SolSmart recognizes local governments who take keys steps to reduce barriers to solar energy growth and makes it easier for homes and businesses to go solar. Click here to learn more about SolSmart. 

This page is intended to assist individuals who are interested in applying for residential solar installation for property located in unincorporated Lake County. Individuals interested in non-residential solar installation should call 847-377-2600 for assistance.

Solar Permitting Requirements

This online checklist will help ensure your application is complete and that it meets Lake County's requirements for residential solar permits.

Consumer Protection Resources

Going Solar in America: A Consumers Guide (PDF)
Interstate Renewable Energy Council: Consumer Protection
Solar Energy Industry Association: Solar Customer Resource Portal
Illinois Solar Energy Association: Business Code of Conduct

Solar Potential

The following link provides a gross estimate of the solar potential for rooftop solar installations.

Project Sunroof provided by Google

Installer Resources

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners Installer Locator
Illinois Commerce Commission Distributed Generation Installer
Illinois Solar Energy Association Installer Listings